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There is still time to prepare for GDPR – and save 10% on barrister-designed online training

There is still time to prepare for GDPR – and save 10% on barrister-designed online training

| May 18, 2018

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Innovate or stagnate: the Co-Innovate Programme at InterTradeIreland

Innovate or stagnate: the Co-Innovate Programme at InterTradeIreland

| May 17, 2018

Neil Ryan the Co-Innovate programme manager at InterTradeIreland has the following tips for developing innovation within your business. Steve Jobs has suggested that “Innovation has nothing to do with how many R & D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & […]

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House prices in Northern Ireland continue to rise says Residential Market Survey

House prices in Northern Ireland continue to rise says Residential Market Survey

| May 14, 2018

House price inflation remains strong in Northern Ireland compared with other parts of the UK, according to the latest RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey. Local surveyors painted a reasonably positive picture of the residential market in the April survey with the balance saying that prices had risen in […]

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Brexit is not having any impact so far, says AIB Brexit Sentiment Index

Brexit is not having any impact so far, says AIB Brexit Sentiment Index

| May 11, 2018

The AIB Brexit Sentiment Index for Q1 2018 reveals that the majority of SMEs both north and south of the border have yet to feel any impact from the proposed withdrawal of Britain from the European Union, but do have concerns.  The majority of SMEs both sides of the border have also yet to put […]

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InterTradeIreland – Latest Business Monitor shows that “business is holding its breath.”

InterTradeIreland – Latest Business Monitor shows that “business is holding its breath.”

| May 8, 2018

The latest quarterly InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report (January-March 2018) shows that the majority of firms across the island remain very stable, however, levels of growth are declining sharply in Ireland. This is consistent across companies both large and small. While not a cause for concern at the moment, it would appear to indicate that we […]

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Belfast businesses shine at Belfast Business Awards

Belfast businesses shine at Belfast Business Awards

| May 3, 2018

It was a night of celebration, splendor and triumph for the 22 winners of Belfast Business Awards, with Principal Sponsor, Bank of Ireland UK. The annual, highly coveted awards ceremony, hosted and organised by Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce, have firmly established themselves once again as a benchmark for excellence in today’s competitive business […]

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Barnier tells Londonderry Chamber that Brexit means ‘no business as usual’

Barnier tells Londonderry Chamber that Brexit means ‘no business as usual’

| May 2, 2018

EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier has told a meeting in Derry’s Guildhall there will be ‘no business as usual’ for the North West after the UK’s divorce from Europe. Londonderry Chamber of Commerce President Joanne McKeever (pictured) said the meeting with Mr Barnier in the city this morning was “a great opportunity” for local […]

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Forward Look – Political Horizon Scan

Forward Look – Political Horizon Scan

| April 30, 2018

by Chris Brown, Brown O’Connor After the disappointment of the recent efforts to restore devolution, some of the optimists among us had hoped that the post Easter exploratory talks may have held out some hope for a return to political normality. Not so. Not even the dysfunctional norm that we had adjusted to. The megaphone […]

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NIJobs.com Jobs Report  Reveals Northern Ireland Job Vacancies at a New High

NIJobs.com Jobs Report Reveals Northern Ireland Job Vacancies at a New High

| April 30, 2018

  The latest NIJobs.com Jobs Report with Ulster Bank reveals almost a 20% rise in job listings for the Northern Irish marketplace (Q1 2018), taking the total number of jobs advertised in the region to a new high. This insight from the NI’s eRecruitment leader bolsters the most recent official statistics and predictions of full […]

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The robots are coming – Artificial Intelligence predictions for the Year Ahead

The robots are coming – Artificial Intelligence predictions for the Year Ahead

| April 26, 2018

As early as 1950, pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing made some predictions about Artificial Intelligence (AI), saying: “I believe that at the end of the century, the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.” by Dr. […]

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